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2011-09-09 18:45:00

Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation Hails Milestone, Encourages Families to Enroll Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 Roche announced today that it will begin early stage clinical trials to investigate the safety and tolerability of a drug designed to address the cognitive and behavioral deficits, including learning, memory and speech, in individuals with Down syndrome. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is considered a leader in research-focused healthcare and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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